LD:NorthEast’s Health and Wellbeing Project recently supported Rebecca to take part in North Tyneside Council’s Weight Worries Programme and it’s been a huge success!
Weight Worries is a free 12 week programme that combines lifestyle and healthy eating advice alongside beginner’s physical activity. Weight Worries focuses on easing you into exercise, at the right level. It also allows you to understand your body and achieve sustainable weight loss.
Rebecca attended a weekly lifestyle session with our wellbeing coach where she picked up some great nutritional advice. She said “I was shocked about what I was eating and how much, but now I know what I need to eat in moderation and what’s good for me”
We also supported Rebecca to attend weekly exercise classes and visit the gym twice per week through our Personalised Support Service, which has made a real difference. “I feel good and have much more energy too, and that’s given me confidence in myself. I started off at the back of the class and ended up near the front!”
So far Rebecca has lost an amazing 11lbs and has dropped two dress sizes. She told us “My clothes feel a lot bigger. When I went shopping I tried on a smaller pair of jeans and couldn’t believe that they fit! I had to have a little moment to myself as I thought I was going to cry”
But she’s not stopping there. “I’ve joined the gym now so I can keep doing the classes, and I’m going to try swimming too. I’ve got another 8lbs to go!”
Rebecca with Health & Wellbeing Officer Gillian Adam.
To find out more about our Health & Wellbeing Project or our Personalised Support Service contact 0191 2622261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Weight Worries programme visit https://www.activenorthtyneside.org.uk/get-active/active-adults/weight-worries/